Has gymnastics got something to do with circus? Dipa Karmakar on questions she faced before Olympics
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Has gymnastics got something to do with circus? Dipa Karmakar on questions she faced before Olympics


New Delhi: India's woman gymnast Dipa Karmakar on Saturday recollected that people often asked her whether her sport has anything to do with circus.

Dipa, who finished fourth in the Rio Olympic Games, has made gymnastics popular in India due to her feats.

"People used to ask me what is gymnastics, is it something to do with the circus? And when I made it to the Olympics, there was a lot of pressure to get a medal," Dipa said at NDTV Youth for Change programme.

"But I just forgot all of that and tried to give my best," the 22-year-old girl from Tripura added.

Wrestler Sakshi Malik, who got a bronze medal at the Rio Games, is also enjoying the adulation coming her way.

"Life has definitely changed after the medal. I had gone alone and when I came back I found the whole country with me. Being made to feel very special," said Sakshi.

First Published On : Sep 18, 2016 10:58 IST

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